Russian President Medvedev made few new concessions in response to the canceling of Russia's Eastern European missile-shield plan. But new ways to cooperate on threats like Iran's nuclear program and instability in Afghanistan are emerging.
The sale of Opel to a Russian-Canadian consortium has prompted allegations that Germany's Merkel sweetened the deal to retain jobs at the expense of other Europeans.
Why have there been two, secret high-level meetings between Russian and Israeli leaders? Russia may be getting Israel's help with Georgia in exchange for halting missile sales to Iran.
Proposal for partnership follows Obama's decision to nix a missile shield based in Europe.
Moscow has long opposed a missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic. But the US shouldn't expect too much in return.
The financial crisis has halted breakneck development in the Russian capital that was tearing down historic buildings and replacing them with replicas.
The sale of GM's European unit to a Canadian-Russian consortium could help diversify Russia's energy-focused economy.
Venezuelan leader recognizes Georgia breakaway states, South Ossetia and Abkhazia as added bonus during Moscow visit.